Quantitative MRI: Clinical Applications and Quality Assurance

30 November 2018

Assembly Buildings Conference Centre, Belfast

Organised by IPEM's Magnetic Resonance Special Interest Group

Quantitative MRI is increasingly used in routine clinical care where techniques such as diffusion weighted imaging, T1/T2/T2* mapping and perfusion imaging are common place in diagnosis and monitoring of treatment response. These quantitative techniques rely on absolute measures of physical quantities to inform clinical decision and therefore as our reliance on them increases so should our awareness of their limitations and uncertainties.

In this scientific meeting we will investigate the background behind these quantitative methods and learn about their common clinical application. The meeting will consider what quality assurance program should be in place to correctly monitor these techniques ensuring their safe use.

Target audience
NHS MRI physicists
Academic MRI physicists
Trainee Clinical scientists 

Educational Aims and Anticipated Learning Outcomes
To understand where and how quantitative MRI is being used in clinical care
To understand the physicists role in quantitative MRI (e.g. quality assurance) 
To learn about the various quality assurance programmes that can be implemented for quantitative MRI 

Conference Resources 
Download the latest programme and poster list here
Download the conference abstracts here
Download Invited Speaker biographies here 
Presentation slides will be available after the event here (IPEM Members only - login required)

On-line registration is now closed.  

Registration fees (including refreshments and lunch):
IPEM member £165 
IPEM member trainee £140 
IPEM member technologist £125 
IPEM member student/retired/non-salaried  
Non-member £215 
Please note there is a £20 discount on these prices if booked up to 6 weeks in advance.
Full prices apply from 19th October 2018 

Registration deadline: 16th November 2018

This conference will take place in central Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Venue: Assembly Buildings Conference Centre, Fisherwick Place, Belfast, BT1 6DW.
Visit the conference centre website here for a map.
The conference centre is just ten minutes away from George Best City Airport by taxi and less than 30 minutes from Belfast International Airport, and has a major city centre rail and bus station nearby.


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If you have any queries, please 
email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598. 


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